Platform AIOs and post-docs nephrology, also known as PLAN, was founded in March 2001. PLAN connects enthusiastic post-docs, PhD students, and other young researchers from the university medical centres (UMC) in the Netherlands. PLAN provides a platform not only to discuss issues in nephrology but also to meet new people. Hence, our aim is to: provide a platform to discuss research in nephrology, organize education, and promote contact between different research groups.
Every year, we organize two symposia (PLAN days) and presentations/workshops during both the Dutch Kidney Foundation’s Winterschool and Dutch Nephrology Days. Each PLAN day will be organized by a different UMC so that young researchers can present their results in a stimulating environment; after the educative part, there will be time to get together socially. Social events will also be organized during world leading conventions such as the ASN Kidney Week and ERA – EDTA congress. To keep you updated, events will be outlined in our quarterly newsletter.
We are a non-profit organization and membership is therefore free, although NFN (Nederlandse Federatie voor Nefrologie) membership is highly appreciated. The PLAN board consists of one representative from each UMC. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or check our facebook page.